ABOUT THIS COURSE
Improve and polish your writing skills as you learn how to report, research and produce digital journalism feature stories. You will be introduced to how, and why, journalists use digital tools and social media to collect and distribute information in feature stories that engage audiences. And you\’ll produce a project by the end of the course that you can use to showcase what you\’ve learned!
Ethical guidelines for interviewing and taking photographs of diverse and sometimes vulnerable subjects will also be discussed, providing insights that are especially useful for writers and communications professionals covering development issues or the Global South.
Weekly modules, instructor and class feedback, interactive discussion boards, and self-reflection critiques will all play a role in this learning process. Webinars will include interactive exercises to hone interviewing and writing skills.
WHAT YOU\’LL LEARN
- Gain insights into audience engagement, and how journalists use digital tools such as interactive maps, infographics, and audio/video to help tell and amplify their stories.
- Learn how to make your storytelling more accessible and visually appealing to reach targeted audiences.
- Understand practical and ethical considerations and rights issues specific to digital journalism (including photojournalism).